My friend George Rebane has been asking for a AGW Skeptics Score Card. He wants to know when have skeptical efforts had a legislative impact, or changed the public attitude about human caused global warming, often referred to as anthropogenic global warming. I will link to Wins and Loses. However, this is a huge undertaking and I will be counting readers to report on all those that I missed. (Beta Design)
Wins: Legislature, Executive, or Agency takes an action to removed or diminish regulation of human CO2 emissions. Polls that show a decline in concern for global warming by citizens in the United States.
Loses: Legislature, Executive, or Agency takes an action to increase regulation of human CO2 emissions. A poll that shows an increase concern for global warming in the United States.
1. Prof. Pielke Jr.: IPCC Lead Author Chris Field Misleads U.S. Congress: ‘What Field says IPCC says is blantantly wrong, often 180 degrees wrong’ Read the Full Article . This analysis was read into the Congressional Record by Senator Inhofe.
2. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently had its climate change-related research budget slashed by a fifth.
3. Climate RIP as political issue?! First time climate ignored in debates since 1984 – Obama in ‘climate denial’ Climate Depot’s Morano: ‘Global warming activists are justifiably outraged by Obama’s climate silence…What happened? How did climate change get reduced to a comedic punch line in 2012? The answer is clear. The man-made global warming fear movement never overcame having a partisan figure like Al Gore being its public face and suffered from having the scandal ridden and distrusted UN IPCC as the source of its science’
Seven in 10 Californians favor the state law to reduce emissions to 1990 levels, but the partisan gap has grown sharply since 2006.Public Policy Institute of California finds that 70% of all California residence believe in humans caused global warming and in AB-32 CO2 reduction efforts.
- Many Californians (57%) are unaware of the state’s new cap-and-trade system, but a slim majority support it.